SS-Oberführer Deisenhofer, Eduard, Dr. born 27.06.1909

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SS-Oberführer Deisenhofer, Eduard, Dr. born 27.06.1909

Post by Karl-Heinz W. » 20 Dec 2004 14:37

Hello guys,
I'm a relative of Dr.Eduard Deisenhofer and would like you to send me all pics and informations about him because I'm working on a family history. I think you already posted two pictures (11.Aug. "Georg") but baybe you have some more and especially some more information. I only know EK I + II 26.6.40 (why??), RK 8.5.42 (why??). You could also write me an e-mail deisi-m@web.de. I speak English and German.

Thanks a lot!

Karl-Heinz W.

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Post by Daniel L » 20 Dec 2004 14:43

Hi Karl-Heinz,

have you done a forum search? There's some information to be found.

Phil Nix wrote:SS Oberführer Dr Eduard Deisenhofer Born Freising 27.6.1909
Served in SA 25.5.1930 - 1.10.1930
Joined SS 1.10.1930
with SS Sturm 8 in SS Standarte 57 1.10.1930 - 31.1.1933
MdF (Mit der Fuhrung) 2 Sturm I Sturmbann 56 Standarte to 9.11.33
Fuhrer 1/III/3 to 18.3.34
with Leibstandarte SS to18.4.34
with SS Oa Sud to 15.6.1934
F 2/I/56 to 20.4.1934
with I/SS STa 1 der SS VT to 22.10.1934
Platoon leader with II/SS Sta 2 der SS VT to 27.2.35
with Kz Dachau to 1.4.35
with SS Wachtruppe Oberbayern to 1.4.36
with III/SS Totenkopf Verbande Sachsen to 1.7.37
with III/SS Tot Sta Thuringen to 1.10.37
MdF II/SS Tot Sta Oberbayern to 19.10.39
Kdr II Bat SS Tot Inf Reg 1 to 5.1940
Kdr II/SS Freiwilligen Sta Nordwest to 22.4.1941
Kdr SS Inf Ersatz Bat Ost to 13.8.1941
Kdr I/SS Inf reg 9 to 18.2.1942
Kdr I/SS Tot Inf Reg 1 to 1.7.42
Kdr SS Kradschuten Ersatz Bat to 25.9.42
Lehrgruppenkommandeur SS Junkerschule Tolz to 1.9.43
with Erganzungsstellen SS Oa Fulda-Werra to, 1.3.1943
wit Panzertruppenschule Wunsdorf to 20.3.1943
with Schule fur Schnelletrupen Wunsdorf to 17.4.43
with Inspektion der Infanterie in SS FHA to 1.11.1943
with Amt XI in SS FHA to 20.3.44
Kdr SS Pz Grenadier reg 21 to 20.7.1944
MdF 5 SS Pz Div Wiking to 11.8.44
Fuhrereserve SSFHA to 30.8.44
Kdr 17 SS Pz Gren Div Gotz von Berlichingen to 30.9.44
Fuhrreserve SS FHA to 31.12.1944
Kampfgruppenkommandeur with SS Truppenubungsplatz Bad Saarow to 31.1.1945
Promotions;
SS Mann 9.121.1930
Scharfuhrer 8.7.32
Truppfuhrer 17.5.33
Obertruppfuhrer 21.8.43
Sturmfuher 9.11.33 (This became Untersturmfuhrer in 1934)
Obersturmfuhrer 24.4.34
Hsf 15.9.35
Sbf 2.10.38
Obsbf 20,.4.42
Sf 20.4.44
Of 1.1.45
Awarded RK 17.5.42
GK Gold 29.4.42
Killed in action whilst travelling to take over command of 15 Waffen Gren Div der SS in Nakel-Wandsberg area of Pommernaia 31.1.1945

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Re: SS-Oberführer Deisenhofer, Eduard, Dr. born 27.06.1909

Post by Phil Nix » 20 Dec 2004 17:34

Karl-Heinz W. wrote:Hello guys,
I'm a relative of Dr.Eduard Deisenhofer and would like you to send me all pics and informations about him because I'm working on a family history. I think you already posted two pictures (11.Aug. "Georg") but baybe you have some more and especially some more information. I only know EK I + II 26.6.40 (why??), RK 8.5.42 (why??). You could also write me an e-mail deisi-m@web.de. I speak English and German.

Thanks a lot!

Karl-Heinz W.

I have a copy of his personal file let me know if you would like a copy
Phil Nix

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Post by Karl-Heinz W. » 20 Dec 2004 18:49

Yes. That would be great!
Thanks a lot!
Karl-Heinz W.

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Post by TH Albright » 20 Dec 2004 19:33

Hi Karl-Heinz...There is also a good bio of Deisenhofer in Mark Yerger's Vol I of his Waffen SS Commanders series. He was certainly the best educated of all leading Waffen SS figures, yet was a key leadership figure in the evolution of the KL guard units during the prewar years. When I corresponded with Dr. Charles Sydnor ("Soldiers of Destruction") a few years back, he identified Deisenhofer (along with Helmut Becker and Max Simon) as a leading political "fanatic" of the SS-Totenkopfverbände. In Yerger's book, there is photo, circa 1942, of Deisenhofer visiting KL Gross-Rosen and Kommandant Arthur Rödl, an old compatriot of his at KL Buchenwald (Deisenhofer had served as legal advisor to SS-TV Sachsen and SS-TV Thuringen in 1937). He obviously made no attempt to disassociate himself from the KL system once the war started.

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Post by Karl-Heinz W. » 20 Dec 2004 22:36

Again very interesting. The whole family told me that he didn't commit crimes but only was a very good soldier (Ritterkreuz). Can I contact Mark Yerger anyway?
Thanks a lot for your help,
Karl-Heinz

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Post by TH Albright » 21 Dec 2004 01:58

Hi Karl-Heinz..your family is correct...Deisenhofer, to anyone's knowledge, did not commit any documented war crimes and he was an outstanding soldier. Any involvement in war crimes by him may have been in Poland in September 1939 when SS-TV Oberbayern was involved in "police and security" measures, a euphemism for mass executions of Polish clergy, Jews and intelligentsia. At that time Deisenhofer was a battalion commander in "Oberbayern". SS-TV Brandenberg's activities were documented ad nauseum, but "Oberbayern" and "Thuringen" were assigned tasks of a similar nature. I find Deisenhofer a very interesting example of the "intellectual" SS man, most of whom resided in the SD. His education level was comparable to Werner Best, Walther Schellenberg, Otto Ohlendorf, et.al. That he found a home with the likes of Theodor Eicke, Karl Koch and Arthur Rödl is somewhat astounding. I bet the conversations around the the Dachau officer's canteen were interesting to say the least! The presence of guys like Deisenhofer in the Nazi movement indicate that it was not anti-intellectual but a perversion of the intellectual, or more specifically "pseudo-scientific"; a weird outgrowth of somewhat "respectable" trends in late 19th century European thought that now seem ludicrious and racist. I encourage you to write to Mark Yerger, but keep Deisenhofer's life in the perspective of his times. In his own mind, he was a patriot and an honorable soldier. If he had survived the war, a man of his intellect may have had an epiphany about the Third Reich, or not....

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Post by Phil Nix » 21 Dec 2004 11:15

Karl-Heinz W. wrote:Yes. That would be great!
Thanks a lot!
Karl-Heinz W.

I will need your address and I will post it after Christmas
Phil Nix

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